If your e-mail inbox is anything like mine, it can become inundated with junk mail! Even the traditional mail I receive is most often ads and offers that I have no interest in. Much of the spam promises quick fixes to money woes, easy solutions to beauty flaws and more! I know that it is useless to even read many of the ads because they are ridiculous scams or simply an incentive to waste my money. So, I hit the “delete” key often and throw the offending paperwork in the trash. But, there is one kind of mail that I never tire of receiving -- words from God! God speaks to us in so many ways. We hear from Him as we worship and pray, but one of my favorite ways, where I hear His message the clearest, is through His Word.

Many years ago, during my wilderness time, I put my Bible away on a shelf. I had fallen into the bad habit of not wanting to hear what He was saying to me. Rather than seek Him out for guidance and help, I turned and ran, thinking that I could hide. The result was disastrous. Then, on one traumatic evening when I was alone and afraid, I was inexplicably drawn to His Word. As tears streamed down my face I held its leather bound pages in my hands and let it fall open. There, staring me in the face were words I had never read before, but words that were exactly the ones I needed to hear. They weren't placating words, as they were hard to read. But, I knew in that moment they revealed the truth. They went straight to my heart and turned my life around. Has that ever happened to you? If so, please don’t think of it as mere coincidence. God’s Word always has meaning and always accomplishes His purpose, for God never sends junk mail.    

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize 
what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 
God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

The Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God. Through it, we are reminded of God’s redemptive love and grace. His words guide us, lead us and give us hope. It always accomplish exactly what God has planned.  Amazing!

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. 
It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” (Isaiah 55:11). 

I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me.

Keeping His mail,

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  1. No junk mail from him. Love this analogy. His Words are always truth and always valuable.

  2. We can count on His Word to always be just what we need to hear! Praise God!

  3. Hi Joan,

    Thanks so much for your post. I loved it. God spoke to me through Isaiah 55:11. I love His Word of life, the more I read, the more I want to immerse myself in God's truth. :)

  4. Sharon ClaassenOctober 08, 2012

    Amen! Beautifully said!

  5. Beautiful Joan. I love the reminder that the words we write for Him are never put down in vain. We can always count on Him sending them right where they are needed and at the perfect time. z

    Thanks for the linkup. Come link with me...mine is open right now.

  6. Blessings to you, Sharon!

  7. That's a great way to think about it. Whether the message is for us or for someone else, God's word always has purpose! It is never wasted! Thanks for linking up! I'll come check out yours now... Blessings, Joan

  8. Thanks so much for your post Joan, Ioved it. God spoke to me through Isaiah 55:11. I love His Word of life; the more I read it, the more I want to immerse myself in God's truth. :)

  9. That is a great verse isn't it? It encourages me for when I may not see "results", I can trust that God will use His word for His purposes!

  10. Sylvia RobertsonOctober 08, 2012

    I like that: "God never sends junk mail"! Yep, I surely have had those words leap off the page into my heart and change everything. And I once did that "running away" too, by putting my Bible on the shelf. What a self-impoverishing time! I hope I never do that again! Oh, that blessed living word!

  11. That's the perfect phrase: "Blessed living word"! That's exactly what it is as it is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago...amazing!

  12. friskychileOctober 08, 2012

    What a blessing if we opened up our computers and had a message from God??? :)

    Love this Joan, and how you tied it in with junk mail vs. God mail! It is such a blessing to receive and listen up to His Word! :)

  13. I so agree! When we listen and receive His word, we are always blessed! Have a blessed day, Denise!

  14. Great post! A whole new perspective on junk mail.

  15. Thanks, Vicky! I'm so thankful that God's mail always has something important to say! Blessings!

  16. Hi, Joan. My extended family is in a time of crisis right now and I often feel helpless to do anything to help them. But a friend encouraged me by reminding me that when we are helpless, "we need to keep focusing on His Word and in prayer. His Words will not come back empty."
    In His Lo♥e, Ann @ http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/

  17. We can trust that God's Word will always fulfill His purpose! When we don't know what to do...God does. Your friend is so right. Focus on His word in prayer! It is a powerful tool and the only offensive weapon against the enemy -- The Sword of the Spirit! I'm praying for your family tonight, Ann!

    Blessings to you, Joan


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